Przemyslaw / Slav Lechowski – Polish concert pianist
In recognition of his piano skills and contribution to the popularization of Chopin's music in Siberia, received the highest honorary title, accessible for foreigners in Russia – Visiting Professor of the National Research Tomsk State University.
Przemyslaw Lechowski commenced learning to play the piano in the age of five, initially working with Zdzislaw Tanewski, subsequently with Adam Podrez. Has graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in piano class of Prof. Czeslaw Stanczyk and chamber music class of Prof. Maria Szwajger-Kulakowska. Afterwards has mastered his piano skills within postgraduate piano studies with Prof. Alicja Paleta-Bugaj at the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw.
He is laureate of Polish and international piano competitions. Has performed in Poland, France, Russia, Germany, Norway, Italy, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Romania, China, Indonesia and Lebanon - overall performing more than two thousand times.
Has been a jury member of international piano competitions.
Since 2010 is a vice-chairman of the Jury of The Siberian International
Chopin Piano Competition in Russia and has represented this competition at the international Chopin Competitions' Conferences organized by the Fryderyk Chopin Institute.
Since 2012 is a vice-chairman of
the Jury of The Galaxy International Piano Competition in
In 2010 was an organiser and performer of concert The Longest Birthday. This 171-hours performance of hundreds artists from Poland and abroad connected two official dates of Frederic Chopin’s 200th birthday – February 22nd and March 1st and was described in medias all over the world. The Longest Birthday won two S3KTOR awards from the President of the capital city Warsaw: Grand Prix and award for the best NGO’s cultural event in the capital city of Warsaw in 2010.
Przemyslaw Lechowski gave numerous concerts in places connected with Frederic Chopin – in Zelazowa Wola, Brochow, Duszniki, Szafarnia, Sanniki, under his monument in Lazienki Park (Warsaw), in Chopin Salon, Kordegarda Chopin2010 and Paris. Has performed piano recital together with Halina Czerny-Stefanska, the first Polish winner of the International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition. Also has participated in festivals - Chopin Festival in Russia, Chopiniana, Chopin Birthday. During official Chopin Year Celebrations performed in Grand Serail – Palace of the Prime Minister of Lebanon, in the Arkhangelsk Philharmony, at vernissages of Chopin and his nostalgia exhibitions by famous Polish photographer Tomek Sikora as well as in the project Nocturnos. Iwo Zaniewski and the pianists.
Originator and artistic director of international piano festival Chopin w sercu Warszawy, taking place in the Holy Trinity Church - an official Chopin place.
Has appeared in multimedia exhibition Chopin. Stories, has taken part in the film Meet the World about art of piano, made by French director and composer Fowzi Guerdjou. Has been co-organiser and performer of varsovian festival Chopin in the gardens of Polonia House, connected with piano masterclasses Playing Chopin. Furthermore, for three years appeared in the performance Frederic Chopin – Homo Artifex.
Together with Polish clarinetist Anna Kalska took part in the first edition of program The New Interpretations by the Institute of Music and Dance, performing works of Polish contemporary composers Stefan Kisielewski and Witold Lutoslawski. Has been a multiple scholar of program Polish Culture in the World by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Since 2004 leeds his piano solo class at the Frederic Chopin State School of Music in Warsaw, the oldest music school in Poland. Since 2014 is a Head of Piano Department in this school. He possess the highest professional status in Polish educational system - Diploma Teacher. He has acquired the Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for England as well.
Gives piano masterclass in Poland, Russia, Lithuania, China and Indonesia. Since 2010 is lecturer of the Warsaw Piano Workshop, in 2015 became its Organizing Manager as well.
Member of The Siberian Chopin Committee, The New Art Association and The European Piano Teachers Association (EPTA- Poland).
Lives in Warsaw with his family, since long years totally infatuated in Catalonian Shepherds - Gos d'Atura Català.